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1890 Communities Near Thompson Heights ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Thompson Heights in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Thompson Heights.

Bancroft   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thompson Heights
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
 
Culloden   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Culloden had a post office and railroad service
 
Fraziers Bottom   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thompson Heights
 - Fraziers Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fudges Creek   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fudges Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garretts Bend   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thompson Heights
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Griffithsville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamlin   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,072 people in 2017)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurricane   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Midway   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thompson Heights
 - Midway had a post office and railroad service
 
Milton   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 2,612 people in 2017)
 - Milton had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Olive   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thompson Heights
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nye   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Thompson Heights
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ona   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Ona had a post office and railroad service
 
Plymouth   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thompson Heights
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Portersville   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thompson Heights
 - Portersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raymond City   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Red House   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thompson Heights
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Saint Albans   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Thompson Heights
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Swann   (Cabell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Swann had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweetland   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Thompson Heights
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Teays   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thompson Heights
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tornado   (Kanawha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thompson Heights
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upland   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Thompson Heights
 - Upland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winfield   (Putnam County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thompson Heights
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Thompson Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Thompson Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thompson Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4170, Longitude: -82.0357     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thompson Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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